From the monthly archives: October 2015

Harrisburg – October 28, 2015 – At the request of state Sen. Vince Hughes (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on the devastating impact that the state’s 120-day budget impasse is having on schools across the state. “While many of the budget dispute points remain unresolved, what is clear is that […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 27, 2015 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), in concert with representatives of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will host a financial aid seminar for prospective college students, parents and others who want to learn about financing a college education on Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Penn State New […]

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Harrisburg – Oct, 20, 2015 – State Senate Democrats today called on the Pennsylvania state treasurer to “stop payment” on a scheduled disbursement of property tax revenue headed to charter schools. They have sent a letter to state Treasurer Tim Reese formally asking for the withholding of the money. “Charter schools are seeking gaming tax […]

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Harrisburg – Oct. 16, 2015 – Mon Valley lawmakers are demanding that the PA Department of Education halt the scheduled payment of state funds to charter schools and cyber-charters until state funds are first paid to public schools or a more equitable distribution formula is developed. State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland), Reps. Marc Gergely (D-Allegheny) […]

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